9780078035197

Health Psychology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078035197

  • ISBN10:

    0078035198

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/13/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

The eighth edition of Health Psychology highlights health issues that face the college student and his or her family through both accessible research examples and profiles of interventions. It also highlights health issues relevant to the college student's immediate and global environment with both accessible research examples and profiles of interventions. This edition contains clear descriptions on current research into the prevention, treatment, and causes (social, genetic, and biological) of health related disorders.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

PART ONE - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

CHAPTER 1 - What Is Health Psychology?

CHAPTER 2 - The Systems of the Body

PART TWO - HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND PRIMARY PREVENTION

CHAPTER 3 - Health Behaviors

CHAPTER 4 - Specific Health-Related Behaviors

CHAPTER 5 - Health-Compromising Behaviors: Alcoholism and Smoking

PART THREE - STRESS AND COPING

CHAPTER 6 - Stress

CHAPTER 7 - Moderators of the Stress Experience

PART FOUR - THE PATIENT IN THE TREATMENT SETTING

CHAPTER 8 - Using Health Services

CHAPTER 9 - Patient-Provider Relations

CHAPTER 10 - The Management of Pain and Discomfort

PART FIVE - MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC AND TERMINAL ILLNESS

CHAPTER 11 - Management of Chronic Illness

CHAPTER 12 - Psychological Issues in Advancing and Terminal Illness

CHAPTER 13 - Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, and Type II Diabetes

CHAPTER 14 - Psychoneuroimmunology and Immune-Related Disorders 

PART SIX - TOWARD THE FUTURE

CHAPTER 15 - Health Psychology: Challenges for the Future

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